Ruddy's General Store Museum

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Ruddy's General Store Museum

Ruddy's General Store Museum
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A re-creation of a general store during the 1930s and early 1940s, this unique museum displays the original fixtures, hardware, medicines and products of that period.
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Sixeye
San Diego69 contributions
Disappointed it was closed due to the pandemic but maybe next time...
Aug 2020
We visited Ruddy's a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. There is a lot of old time products found in drugs stores of yesteryear, most in really great condition! We tried to visit again this weekend (Aug 15, 2020) but found it to be closed until further notice due to the COVID pandemic. Their web site seems to have been taken down as well. We were taking my retired father who spent his career as a salesman for a pharmaceutical company and called on many a drug store over the decades. At least we got his picture in front of the museum while we were there.
Written 16 August 2020
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Susan S
Philadelphia, PA975 contributions
Unusual, tiny museum--a relic of a "general store".
Feb 2020
They only charge $1 and it is well worth it. Fun to see the merchandise once sold in general stores. All the "merchandise" is authentic and very neatly placed on shelves.
Written 21 February 2020
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CanadaTravelchick
Richmond, Canada55 contributions
Might have been fun....
Feb 2020
...if it was open. Went during posted times, but nobody home. Saw about 10 groups of people also trying to get in. What's with that?
Written 15 February 2020
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MinneapolisCMB
Minneapolis, MN382 contributions
A walk down memory lane!
Feb 2020 • Friends
What a very fun place to visit! And how can you go wrong for just $1.00! Depending on your age, you’ll recognize some of the products and signs on display. This tiny one-room replica of an old store as thousands of unique items from 1890 to 1945. Worth visiting!
Written 11 February 2020
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Bill K
Payson, AZ36 contributions
Cool Place
Oct 2019
My wife and I enjoyed visiting Ruddy’s, we though this was the coolest place in town for $1.00 well worth the look at the past.
Written 4 November 2019
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nton829782
22 contributions
For Nostalgia lovers
Oct 2019
It's a very small store in downtown with lots of great stuff that was sold from the late 1800's to 1930s. The $1 admission is worth it for those that love nostalgia and true Americana. Museum is closed on Wednesdays. Expect to spend 5-10 minutes top, unless you're scrutinizing every single item on display.
Written 11 October 2019
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john3136
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions
Interesting luttle museum
Sep 2019
Just happened to find this place when I was out for a walk. Well worth the $1 USD admission to see the collection of old grocery/pharmacy items (most packages still with original contents).
Written 29 September 2019
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Liserdee
Boston, MA66 contributions
Super Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
Very cool experience. Sally explained about Mr. Ruddy to us and we were fascinated by his collection. We had visited the museum adjacent to it earlier in the week and made a trip back to see Ruddy's as it was closed when we stopped by on our museum visit.
It was totally worth the trip back. Delightful objects, lovingly handled.
Written 9 May 2019
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ycnangriff
Freedom, NH25 contributions
What a wonderful time !
Apr 2019 • Couples
Please take the time to go to Ruddy's and listen to all Sally has to say about Ruddy and his collection of wonderful items. It was cool, on a 100 degree afternoon, and right next door to the McCallum Adobe Museum (also wonderful). $1 to view all the wonderful treasures in the General Store and by donation at the McCallum Museum.... spend some time there !!! and then walk down to Ruby's Diner for a milk shake !
Written 19 April 2019
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Cynthia E
Port Ludlow, WA36 contributions
A step back in time.......
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a great place downtown, right near the museum (also great). It is a fully stocked country store circa 1900's. They have one (or more) of EVERYTHING imaginable in here. Kids will love it, there is so much to see and it is skillfully displayed. Our docent was wonderful. She was beautiful, friendly and loved to share information about the store, its owners, and its contents. If you are downtown, don't miss this and the museum next door. Near the renovation of the original "cabin" in downtown Palm Springs. Parking in the back.
Written 18 April 2019
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